A Framework for "W-I-C-R Wednesdays" occurs
every Wednesday in the AVID classes.
W-I-C-R is the curriculum framework for AVID; it connects all core
subjects through writing, questioning, collaboration and reading
How will students use writing as a tool of learning?
What questions will I ask? How will I facilitate students asking questions?
How will I facilitate student collaboration?
What will students read? What strategies will I use to facilitate
AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) was developed by Mary Catherine Swanson at Clairemont High School in 1980 in response to San Diego Unified School District’s court ordered integration of the city’s schools. The program began as an elective class taken during the regular school day. Mary Catherine held her students accountable to the highest standards and provided them with academic and social support. She believed they would rise to the challenge. And have they ever!
AVID General Fact Sheet
Closing the achievement gap and increasing the college-going rate for students from low income and minority families is a significant policy dilemma.
AVID is designed to increase the number of students who enroll in four -year colleges. Although AVID serves all students, it focuses on the least formula is simple—raise expectations of students and, with the AVID support system in place; they served students in the academic middle. The will rise to the challenge.
How It Works
AVID students enroll in high rigor courses and receive support in an academic elective class—called AVID—taught within the school day by a trained AVID teacher.
AVID is currently adopted by over 3,500 schools in 45 states, 15 countries. Of the 10,900 students participating in the senior 2007 data collection, 98% plan to attend the post secondary institution to which they were accepted.